Believe and Not Doubt
I am so very thankful for answered prayers. I am thankful for Christ’s ability to transform us and change us as only He can do. These last two months have been extremely hard for me physically. I have dealt with my hands being swollen, red, and sore. This was a very hard time for me, praying for healing and seeking Christ for wisdom.
I experienced this eight years ago and learned I had several allergies. This time I was sure it couldn’t be an allergy since I had stayed away from the things I am allergic to. While praying for wisdom one night my wise husband said “I think you should see an allergist.” I admit, I thought he was crazy and didn’t take it to heart. YIKES! I really wish I would have.
Two weeks later again while praying and seeking wisdom I thought about how my hands got better while I was in Indiana over the holidays. What was different? I had tried not using them (in case it was arthritis), that didn’t help. The only other things that were different were the weather, unfortunately I have no control over that, and the food I ate. Okay, you’d think with the past I would have arrived at this conclusion earlier, but I admit, I was trying to think of a solution and not really thinking logically. I thought about how in Indiana I didn’t eat my favorite snacks like popcorn (I am allergic to corn) and nuts (I am allergic to peanuts and almonds). Hmmm. I stopped eating, and more importantly touching, the things I am allergic to and after months of wondering what was wrong with me, my hands got less swollen and are much more normal. They are not perfect yet, but I believe on the road to healing.
The Bible says we should ask God for wisdom. I did that. It also tells us to believe and not doubt..apparently I forgot that part because when God gave it, I doubted. I am thankful that God is faithful and can provide us with wisdom. I am thankful that He cares enough about us to allow us to go through times of searching and growing.
I am hoping that since my hands are feeling much better I will be more faithful in blogging and sharing my very blessed life with all of you! Thanks for reading.